Public governance is a field where leaders collaborate with citizens and communities to foster the common good and facilitate positive changes in a country.
Continuous communication with the public and the community, responsible creation of public welfare, ethical decision-making, good knowledge of legal nuances. These competences are required from the profesionals of contemporary public governence. Therefore, you need to be properly prepared for taking up this challenge.
Bachelor’s in Public Governance at KTU is uniquely designed so that you will be able to learn the best public management practices not only in Lithuania but also in the US. Since 2019, the programme offers a dual degree with the University of Central Florida (UCF) that is located in Orlando, USA.
During your studies at KTU and UCF, you will get the knowledge of theories of public administration, the competencies of public sector management practice, public service administration skills. You will have an in-depth understanding of the principles of civil society and volunteering, legal regulation, ethics and corruption prevention, and will learn how to carry out empirical social research.
After graduation, you will be able to seek a career in public sector institutions, state institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as business organisations at the national and international level.
- High professionalism – KTU was the first university in Lithuania to organise public governance studies
- Possibilities to complete internships in various institutions both in Lithuania and abroad
- The study process involves intensive training in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and presentation skills
All over the world a work in the system of public governance system is based on:
- Seek to create public welfare, change stereotypes about officials as bureaucrats;
- Prestige and honor to participate in government issues;
- Pleasure to help others, to participate in a civic, voluntary environment.
All international students automatically become candidates to receive the Scholarship for International Students, which is assigned for first-year Bachelor or Master students with strong academic records and motivation.
The residents of European Union countries and the global citizens of Lithuanian origin can apply for state-funded study places. This means that all the applicants, who fall into one of the aforementioned categories, will participate in the general admission’s competition for state-funded study places and get the chance to study free of charge, depending on their admission score.
The main KTU Campus is within walking distance from the city centre. In the campus, university sports halls and courts, dormitories, shops and recreational areas are all nearby. KTU boasts the active student community, with 6 art societies and over 20 students’ organisations. Our students can choose from 100 weekly sports classes, and join one of 20 sports teams. All of this is free of charge.
Over 40 thousand students study in Kaunas, and of these, around 10% are international students. Lush parks, lively squares, cosy cafes and buzzing cultural life make Kaunas attractive not only as a travel destination but also as a place to live. In 2022, Kaunas will become a European Capital of Culture.
What will you study?
- Public governance: state, politics, nationals, strategic planning
- Civil service: models, reforms, image, trust
- Analytics: quantitative research, qualitative research, public finance, civil service
- Ethics: corruption prevention, values, lobbying, citizenship
Proficiency in English Language requirements:
IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent:
If you do not currently hold any English proficiency certificate, the English test can also be conducted by KTU during the admission process.
Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.
High school certificate
Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.
Autumn Intake Deadline